EEIA Positions

EEIA Positions


The European Exhibition Industry Alliance offers a concise briefing about the exhibition industry in Europe and states its priorities and needs as to the operating and economic environment in Europe and worldwide.
The European exhibition industry enhances innovation, competitiveness and growth in Europe by offering business opportunities in the EU and globally. It argues for targeted support to European SMEs and for better operating and trade conditions at home and abroad. It also offers data illustrating the exhibition industry’s contribution to a sustainable world and to regional development by generating social and economic benefits.
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EEIA puplishes a new Position Paper: The European Exhibition Industry welcomes European Council plan to develop digital vaccination certificate and calls upon EU Tourism Ministers to safely restore travel in a coordinated approach
Download EEIA Position Paper - Digital certificate and coordinated travel approach

EEIA publishes an updated report on measures taken by European governments to support the exhibition industry through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis:
Download EEIA Report on European State Aid for Covid-19

EEIA publishes a new Position Paper:
Exhibition Industry supports
- Greek initiative for EU digital vaccination certificate
- Global solution with IATA Travel pass 

EEIA publishes Position Paper on 
Creating perspectives for the exhibitions and events industry by
- Harmonising EU travel regulations
- Implementing targeted measures to enable international travel to business events like exhibitions, trade fairs and congresses
- Incentivising exhibitors, visitors and delegates

EEIA publishes a new Position Paper: Trade fairs and exhibitions business still flat. Incentives for exhibitors and visitors needed. Exhibitions are essential strategic instrument to boost economic recovery.

3 June 2020 is Global Exhibition Day! EEIA Publishes a new Position Paper on Exhibitions as ECONOMIC GROWTH ENGINES. You can download the paper here:

EEIA publishes a new Position Paper co-signed by EMECA, UFI, EVVC, IELA, IFES, LiveCom Alliance – highlighting the importance of exhibitions and events for the economic recovery and proposing health & safety as well as economic measures for a safe and successful restart.
Exhibitions and live events are the fast track to economic recovery after COVID-19 shutdown

Update: Coronavirus outbreak – Impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general
Support to avoid bankruptcy and prepare for recovery
Coronavirus impacts on the European exhibition industry - support and recovery preparations

Coronavirus outbreak – Impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general
Request for remedies to ease the emergency and allow recovery
Coronavirus impacts on the European exhibition industry - request for remedies

Contribution to the Public Consultation on EU Design legislation highlighting the role of Exhibition Prioty Certificates:
EEIA Position EU Design Legislation

The next Global Exhibitions Day will be celebrated on 3rd June 2020.
Global Exhibitions Day is a combination of efforts from across the exhibition industry. It is launched to raise awareness of the exhibition industry as one of the forces driving global trade and growth.
Exhibition organisers, venues, associations, and service providers from countries all around the world are uniting behind this global initiative. In more than 20 countries around the world, national events took place to celebrate Global Exhibitions Day. 
Key facts and figures about the global trade fair and exhibition business here.


The European Exhbition Industry Alliance organises events in Brussels to exchange with the European Insitutions and discuss current issues, needs and policy proposals.

Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue 2020
(March 2020)

Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue 2017
(March 2017)
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“How trade fairs and exhibitions contribute to SME internationalisation” European Parliament Breakfast hosted by Bernd Lange MEP, Chairman of the Committee on International Trade
(October 2015)
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European Exhibition Industry Alliance: closer cooperation with EU to boost SMEs performance, Dinner Debate for EU stakeholders in Brussels with Key Note by Dr. Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
(July 2014)
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